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Crossing Boundaries: Literary and Linguistic Intersections in Modernist Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - 4:59am
Roma Tre University, Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Crossing Boundaries: Literary and Linguistic Intersections in Modernist Studies

 

Roma Tre University

Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Sala Ignazio Ambrogio

Via del Valco di San Paolo, 19 – Rome

22-23-24 May 2024

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Václav Paris (City University of New York)

Enrico Terrinoni (Università per Stranieri di Perugia)

 

Call for Papers

NeMLA 2024 CFP | Blurred Borders: The Making and Fading of Italian Urban Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, October 2, 2023 - 10:19am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The city images reveal the stratification of shared cultural meanings of the urban space over time. This space is an expression and reflection of local identity formation and dynamics. The intricate network of the actions of cities’ inhabitants is constantly conditioned by the cultural and spatial constraints of urban limits. However, in the contemporary world, the concept of “urban limit” should be seriously questioned. The boundaries of cities today have faded, and the urban frontiers are areas of opacity, constantly mobile, and undefined. The very notion of the city, as a completed organism, is continually questioned, to the extent that it can be argued that cities do not exist: there are only different forms of urban life.

NEMLA panel: Under Assault: Teaching African American Literature Today

updated: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 4:17pm
Clark Barwick, Indiana University, Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

African American literature has always been under assault and faced threat of erasure. Yet, we are experiencing a heightened moment of attack, when political activists are using legislative action to attempt to eradicate Blackness, intersecting identities, DEI initiatives, and the history of race in America from public education and consciousness. Therefore, this is an important time for us to proactively discuss how we teach African American writing and its expressive power to help us understand our pasts, presents, and futures.

Words Across Worlds: Multilingual Writers and Online Writing Instruction

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 6:57pm
Editors: Iqra Shagufta Cheema & Erica Cirillo-McCarthy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

CFP: Words Across Worlds: Multilingual Writers and Online Writing Instruction

 

Abstract Submission Deadline:  October 15, 2023

 

Description 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Tolkien’s Medievalism in Ruins II: Relics and Ruins in Re/Visions of Tolkien’s Larger Legendarium at NeMLA 2024

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 6:14pm
Carl Sell and Nick Katsiadas / Slippery Rock University and University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

With the success of two panel sessions at the 2023 NeMLA Convention, we are happy to propose a “sequel” session on the theme of “Tolkien’s Medievalism in Ruins” in 2024. For all that may be said about the 2023 panels, one thing is certain: The panelists highlighted the important roles of relics and ruins within Tolkien’s essay “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics,” The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings.

CFP for edited book, Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction, for Manchester University Press

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:22pm
AHRC Research Network, PI Dr Amy Burge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

We invite proposals for research chapters for a new edited book, Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction, for Manchester University Press. This page outlines the book and how to submit a chapter proposal.

Description of book

In the twenty-first century, readers, publishers, and booksellers have noted a surge in popularity of genre works written by Muslim women, particularly in the Anglosphere. From the detective novels of Ausma Zehanat Khan to S. A. Chakraborty’s fantasy fiction, Ayisha Malik’s romantic fiction to graphic novels by Deena Mohamed – Muslim women authors are embracing popular fiction forms and genres.

Deadline Extended: NeMLA 2024: Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia (Women's and Gender Studies Caucus Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:21pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

“Refusal, Disruption, and Persistence in Academia” centers on strategies such as refusal, disruption, and persistence in academia from an intersectional perspective that focusses on gendered racialization.

This roundtable will engage participants about structural change in their local context by sharing strategies from diverse standpoints. This could mean sharing stories about surviving contract work, probation, tenure review, and administrative roles while coping with and negotiating the demands of everyday life. However, participants can also consider refusal, disruption, and persistence with collaboration and community building in the foreground for systemic change, big or small.

CFP ACLA 2024 The Scream: Paralinguistic Expressions in Art

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:21pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

This panel aims to explore the possibilities presented in immanent, paralinguistic expressions which evade or function parallel to and beyond the realm of structured grammar and logics of exchange. Edouard Glissant, in Caribbean Discourse, teaches us that in the beginning was not the word, but sound. He writes, “the spoken imposes on the slave its particular syntax. For Caribbean man, the word is First and foremost sound. Noise is essential to speech . . .

2nd Global Audiovisual Archiving Conference: Exchange of Knowledge and Practices

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:21pm
Archive/Counter-Archive, Eye Filmmuseum, and the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023

2024 CONFERENCE THEME: BUILDING ALLIANCES
 

(A)rchival endeavors should not be about documenting the past, nor even about imagining the future…but about building a liberatory now. 

-Michelle Caswell, Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work (2021, 13)

Jewish Interfaith, Intercultural, and Intersectional Engagements

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:19pm
American Academy of Religion-Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

CFP: JEWISH STUDIES UNIT
Jewish Interfaith, Intercultural, and Intersectional Engagements
Unit Chairs: Roberta Sabbath, University of Nevada
                     Alexander Marcus, University of Pennsylvania

 

NeMLA 2024 - Enhancing Language Learning through AI: Practical Strategies for Teachers in the Age of ChatGPT

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:19pm
Philip Noonan / Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Northeast Modern Language Association 55th Annual Convention (March 7-10, 2024)


 

Enhancing Language Learning through AI: Practical Strategies for Teachers in the Age of ChatGPT (Roundtable)

(If interested, please submit your abstract here through the NeMLA portal: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20556)

19th-Century American Literature at CEA 3/21-3/23-2024

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:16pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on 19th-century American literature for our 53rd annual conference in Atlanta, March 21-23, 2024.

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate 19th-century American literature to the conference theme of “Transformations” from academics from a wide range of areas across literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film.

African American Literature at CEA 3/21-3/23/2024

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:16pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on African American Literature for our 53rd annual conference in Atlanta, March 21-23, 2024.

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate African American literature to the conference theme of “Transformations” from academics from a wide range of areas across literary studies, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, technical communication, linguistics, and film.

Advanced Writing Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 3:16pm
USC Writing Program
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 23, 2023

2024 Advanced Writing Symposium
Uncharted Territories: Genre, Audience & Innovation in Advanced Writing Contexts

University of Southern California

Event Date: February 2, 2024
Event Location: Online

The USC Writing Program’s Upper Division Curriculum Committee welcomes proposals for
“Uncharted Territories: Genre, Audience and Innovation in Advanced Writing Contexts.”

ACLA 2024 Seminar: The Culture of Human Rights

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 2:50pm
Muhammad Waqar Azeem
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Sophia A. McClennen and Joseph R. Slaughter in “Introducing Human Rights and Literary Forms” warn: “Human rights are under threat everywhere, especially when the language of human rights is used to justify their violation” (Comparative Literature Studies 2009). They notice that through double-speak the states exercise violence to advance their jingoist agenda in the name of protecting the rights of the children and women, as George Bush did while invading Afghanistan in 2001.

NEMLA 2024-The Georgic Mode in Modern and Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2023 - 2:05pm
Yifan Zhang / Baylor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

The keyword for the 2024 NeMLA convention is “surplus”—for critical and creative work that, in addition to the commonly associated meanings of profit and value, can be more broadly construed as excess or excessive, as surfeit, or what is leftover, or unwanted. 

Excess in the Works of Ann Petry and Richard Wright (NeMLA 2024)

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 5:07pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

In keeping with NeMLA's theme on “Surplus,” this roundtable will interrogate the works of Richard Wright and Ann Petry and how they have been interpreted as “excessive.”   It seeks to examine how their work has been understood as excessively: masculine, feminist, violent, Communist, leftist, assimilationist, naturalist, realist, etc.  This roundtable seeks to look at two major African American authors of the twentieth century whose boundary pushing were seen as "excessive."

Abstract:

Caribbean Literature and Media: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:45pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

This panel invites submissions on literature and media from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Papers can respond to a wide range of questions, including (but not limited to):

International conference "Streaming in the Global South" (deadline extended)

updated: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:50am
Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

International conference: Streaming in the Global South

Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University, Lithuania

 Vilnius, 18-20 January 2024

The Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies (Vilnius University) and the Centre for Creative and Cultural Practice (University of East London) invite proposals for conference papers on streaming and video online distribution in the Global South.

Women's Leadership Then and Now

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 7:59pm
Salsabil Fakkar/Hassan II University-Casablanca/Nemla
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

Leadership is a subject of different studies and analyses that attempt to understand what makes a person a leader and how it is different from management. Indeed, social sciences, management studies, and even Humanities manifest great interest in leadership, its characteristics, roles, importance, and primordiality for companies and businesses' success. Hence, the important number of studies and analysis.

Thinking Modern Epic

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 3:49pm
Benjamin Paul, Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

What can be said about epic today? Although M.M. Bakhtin famously declared the impossibility of epic in a modern, polyphonic world in 1941, the category has remained a dynamic source of artistic and critical interest. The works considered in studies like Franco Moretti’s Modern Epic (1994), Sneharika Roy’s Postcolonial Epic (2018)or Václav Paris’s Evolutions of Modernist Epic (2021) re-evaluate epic as a multifarious category capable of shedding light on the global, postcolonial, and postmodern condition of contemporary literature—either as a site of resistance or as a form of cultural domination. Yet even in its new, polyphonic forms, the idea of epic is rarely severed completely from its classical roots.

[Conference Deadline Extended] Post-COVID Composition NeMLA 2024 Roundtable: Digital Natives and their Discontents: The Post-pandemic College Writing Classroom

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 11:30am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

In this roundtable session, we intend to prompt a conversation about the prevailing beliefs concerning “digital natives” in the context of the pandemic-era college writing classroom. As most current college writing students have had some experience, typically for the first time, with online learning in high school during the pandemic, we want to foster a discussion about college instructors’ experiences of their students’ abilities, including the associated opportunities and pitfalls, in attempting to navigate these online academic environments.

Pin-Ups: Animals, Fashion, and Femininity in Material Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 11:25am
Insects and Material Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

We would like to invite proposals for chapters for a forthcoming edited collection on animals, fashion, and colonialism. Our project investigates the way that colonialism was inscribed on the female body through animal fashions in the long nineteenth century and beyond. Contributions are welcome from a wide variety of fields, with interdisciplinary approaches preferred. 

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:  

Violences Big and Small: Personal Stories of Resilience and Revelation (Spanish)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 11:22am
Northeast MLA Conference (NeMLA 2024, Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

 

This creative panel will be dedicated to nonfiction stories of excess and loss, of fear and humiliation. Through personal accounts that unfold around moments of trauma—of violences big and small—we will explore the place of resilience and revelation amid a surplus of pain.

NeMLA panel: Black Satire after Obama

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 7:31am
55th NeMLA Annual Convention, March 7-10, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

This session highlights interdisciplinary scholarship on contemporary Black satire from roughly 2013 to the present, such as how the TV series Atlanta and related texts serve as microcosmic exemplars for Black satirists’ commentary on life in the United States after Obama.

Abstracts are encouraged to take an interdisciplinary approach to their engagement with literary and cultural works that speak to the state of Black satire and American society since 2011. Please submit a 200-300 word abstract and a brief bio (50-100 words) by October 15, 2023. All abstracts must be submitted via https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20616.

CFP: Irish Women’s Genre Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 1:07pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 3, 2023

CFP: Irish Women’s Genre Fiction / Special Issue of _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Deadline for abstract submissions: Nov 3, 2023

Deadline for paper submissions: May 15, 2024

ACLA 2024: The Plasticity of Plasticity

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2023 - 4:18pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023

As the concept of plasticity has travelled across feminist science studies and new materialisms to Black, queer, and trans studies, its meaning has itself become unstable—or plastic. Jules Gill-Peterson and Kyla Schuller offer an appropriately plastic definition: “plasticity refers to the capacity of a given body or system to generate new form” (1). Many feminist and queer theorists have sung the praises of plasticity, which promises to destabilize fixed forms of power relations, across the registers of gender/sex, race, and (neuro)biology (from Catherine Malabou to Karen Barad to Judith Butler).

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